Calton Hill

Type: Great Views, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Parks: Originally known as Caltoun or Caldoun Hill, Calton Hill offers one of the best and most iconic views of the city of Edinburgh. Granted to the people of Edinburgh by James II in 1456, the hill is now...  Read More
Free Things to Do: This hill at the east end of Princes Street provides the ideal perch for viewing Edinburgh's loveliest sights, including the Castle, New Town, Holyrood and Arthur's Seat. At 100 feet, you'll be...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily Open 24 Hours

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Free Things to Do: "Make sure you take your camera with you when you climb Calton Hill as the view along Princes Street from the top is stunning."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Calton Hill combines wonderful views of Edinburgh with a range of interesting monuments that are worth exploring.

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